2024 Avivo Night of Champions

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Thank you for joining us for 2024 Avivo Night of Champions! We raised nearly $140,000 in support of Avivo’s life-changing services, thanks to the generous support of friends and donors like you.

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This year’s event was charged with energy and generosity of a community passionate about Avivo’s work. We celebrated four Avivo Champions in the categories of Corporate, Volunteer, Partner, and Individual. The recipients — USI Insurance Services, Nor-Son Custom Builders, Bionik, and Grant and Melanie Snyder — are creating powerful change in the lives of people Avivo serves. The program was inspiring and full of stories sharing the impact of giving to Avivo.

One of the most memorable moments was the performance by Adriyn, a teenager who is part of Avivo’s family recovery program. “Avivo is a program that shows you we all have a reason to shine,” she shared. Your support helps people like Adriyn take their next steps to living well. Thank you. You are an Avivo champion!

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Avivo’s 2024 Champion Award Recipients:

Nor-Son Custom Builders – Volunteer Category
Grant and Melanie Snyder – Individual Category
Bionik – Partner Category
USI – Corporate Category

These Champions go above and beyond in support of Avivo’s mission to increase well-being
through recovery and career advancement while working to end homelessness.

Event Emcee

Reg Chapman
Reporter, WCCO

Reg Chapman came to WCCO from WNBC-TV in New York City where he covered an array of stories including the Coney Island, N.Y., plane crash and 50 shots fired at motorist Sean Bell by New York Police. Prior to that, Reg was a crime beat reporter at KSTP-TV in Minneapolis. Read more



Harley Wood is an accomplished vocalist, performer and songwriter. In this photo he smiles for the camera.



Harley Wood
Vocalist, performer, and songwriter

Harley Wood is an accomplished vocalist, performer and songwriter. He has extensive experience in stage and studio production, engineering, choreography, working as a band leader and performer, with an impressive collaborative list of established artists and entertainers. Read more




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Tommy Barbarella
Best known for his extensive work with Prince in the 1990’s, Barbarella’s reputation for excellence and versatility extended over the following 2 decades by touring, recording and performing with the likes of Art Garfunkel, Mavis Staples, Jonny Lang, Nick Jonas, Italian superstar Giorgia and Minneapolis supergroup Greazy Meal. Read more






Are you interested in sponsoring this event in 2025? Learn more about Avivo Night of Champions event sponsorship opportunities and benefits here. You can purchase your organization’s sponsorship now here or if you have any additional questions, please contact Gregg Bell, Director of Grant Support & Corporate Relations.

Thank you to our 2024 Avivo Night of Champions event sponsors:

Gold Sponsors

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Silver Sponsors

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Bronze Sponsor

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